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Being Locked in Your Own Prison

I've been taking the last few months off from a lot of my normal routine to truly re-think and study my purpose and calling in this lifetime. As I look back at some of my previous posts, I realize that I've grown in some areas, not-so-much in others and I've sort of coasted in a few spots. This short entry about being locked in your own prison caught my attention from a summer trip that we took two years ago. Thought I would re-post as I toil away at my newest stuff. Betting that it will st…

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How Do You Measure Success

It's not a new question, how do you measure success. We all know the standard answers and we certainly understand that it's not just a house with a white picket fence, a good job and a happy family anymore. Do we measure success by our level of happiness? By the toys we've accumulated? Perhaps, it's by our job title and salary.

My definition of being successful has definitely expanded and changed over the years from the natural progression in life and maturity as well as the challenges I've …

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How to Build Confidence

According to research, confidence is not a natural trait for most people. Successful individuals even struggle with it. Academy award winning actor Gene Hackman once said that he never watched his movies because he knew he would not be satisfied with his performance. He wasn’t confident that he gave his best. I think we've all felt that way but we can build confidence and these seven tips will get you started.
  1. Perfectionism Is Paralyzing. Accept failure and mistakes and imperfection as …

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Your Thoughts Are Hurting You

Yes, your thoughts are hurting you more than you realize, unless you are aware of negativity bias and how to prevent it. I certainly wasn't.

Research has indicated that we have upwards to 60,000 thoughts a day and 95-percent of them are negative. Apparently, we are programmed to hold on to negative thoughts, experiences and moments. Wow. Sobering information. From The Neuroscience of Happiness, Rick Hanson explains it this way.
For most of us, as we go through the day, most of the moments in…

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I Am So Busy (Rant)

Nice thing about a blog and radio shows, you get to vent once in a while and it's time, my friends - it's my official I Am So Busy rant. O-M-G. $#%@!

Let's be honest, most everyone we know is super busy.

Full-time jobs. Running a household. Laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning, yard work. Coaching your kids' sports teams. Paying bills. Running countless, endless errands. Picking up and droping off kids all over town, all the time. Buying gifts. Preparing for parties and gatherings. Washing our…

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Stop Multitasking and Get More Done

It gives me great pleasure to proclaim myself as a recovered multitasker. I now want to pass along what I've learned so you can stop multitasking and get more done (just like me). Once I understood the pitfalls and detriment in this beloved style of productivity, I made an about face and ran the other direction. Being lulled back into the seductive nature of it is a constant battle but like the rest of our challenges, it's worth the fight.

Studies indicate that we cut off our creative flow w…

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Do You Need More Time?

Do you really need more time to do what you're doing? Maybe not, if you buy into the theory known as Parkinson's Law, created by British historian and journalist Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993). What I love about this theory and many that sprung out of it is its basic premise: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

It's on my mind because I've been tweaking my daily schedule and trying to figure out how much time I need to devote to various areas related to m…

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